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5k Runs

The findarace.com calendar lists hundreds of 5k races across the UK every year - there's almost one for every day of the year. 5km is one of the most popular race distances, and with a bit of training its relatively achievable for most ages, shapes and sizes - as a result they make perfect family fun runs that multiple generations can take part in and enjoy.

A 5k race is also a perfect goal for a beginner or new runner who hasn't taken part in an organised race before - it's a great, fun introduction to the raceday experience. 5k races are also popular with more seasoned runners looking to keep their running short, sharp, and fast - we list the fastest and flattest 5km races in the UK (as well as the craziest and hardest).

If you would prefer to run your 5k on your own (or at a convenient time and location for you) then check out our list of the best Virtual 5k runs.

Looking for the best 5km races? Sort the event list below by "Top Rated" (we have hundreds of genuine reviews and ratings from previous participants) - plus insights from the findarace.com experts to help you discover, compare and book the perfect race for you.

Looking for 5k Runs near you? Use the location buttons and filters to narrow down your search and find 5k runs near you - we list races all over the UK, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Scotland.

Looking for 5k races tomorrow or this weekend? Sort the event list below by "Date" to see the soonest races, but please note many races don't accept on-the-day entries, and Organisers often stop taking bookings a several days (and up to a week) before a race so they have time to organise race packs, bib numbers, medals, water etc. If you're super keen to run with others this weekend but have left it too late for a race then you could check your local parkrun to see if it is taking place.

So whether you want to pinpoint your first running goal, or you’re an experienced runner looking for a fast route to beat your 5k Personal Best (PB) check out our comprehensive 2021 - 2022 5k race calendar below!

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5k Run Calendar 2021 - 2022

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High Lodge Forest Runner

Thetford Forest, Brandon, Norfolk
31 Oct 21
£22.00 - £24.75

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Cannock Chase Forest Runner

Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire
14 Nov 21
£22.00 - £24.75

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Supernova Run London - Olympic Park

London
27 Nov 21
£9.88 - £10.88

The Bushy Christmas 10k & 5k

Bushy Park, Hampton​, Surrey​
28 Nov 21
£14.00 - £20.00

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Forest of Dean Forest Runner

Mallards Pike Lake, Parkend, Gloucestershire
28 Nov 21
£22.00 - £24.75

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London 1.5k, 5k,10k and Half Marathon MoRun

London
28 Nov 21
£13.20 - £27.50

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Running Grand Prix Oulton Park

Oulton Park, Little Budworth, Cheshire
28 Nov 21
£22.00 - £32.00
4.7

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The St Andrew's Day Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & 1k

Virtual Event
30 Nov 21
£8.00 - £45.00

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December Virtual Challenge Dwarf-Planet Pluto

Virtual Event
01 Dec 21
£29.00

Santa 10k Sprint Virtual Challenge

01 Dec 21
£10.00

Yule Jog 5k & 10k - Christmas Lights tour (Gentle Jingle)

London
01 Dec 21
£18.00 - £21.60

Going Crackers at Xmas Free Virtual Run Challenge

Virtual Event
01 Dec 21
Free

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Snowman Run

Virtual Event
01 Dec 21
£10.00

Yule Jog 5k & 10k - Christmas Lights tour (Various Paces)

London
03 Dec 21
£18.00 - £21.60

RunThrough Victoria Park Christmas Run 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

London, Greater London
04 Dec 21
£24.00 - £28.00
4.5

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Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
04 Dec 21
£20.00 - £37.00

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Yule Jog 5k & 10k - Christmas Lights tour (Various Paces)

London
04 Dec 21
£18.00 - £21.60

Christmas Canter - 10k, half marathon, full marathon, ultra marathon

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
05 Dec 21
£25.00 - £33.00

Santa Claus Run

Virtual Event
05 Dec 21
£21.00 - £25.00

Marlow Santas Fun Run

Marlow, Buckinghamshire
05 Dec 21
£6.00 - £15.00

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RunThrough Run Heaton Park 5k, 10k & Half

Heaton Park, Higher Blackley, Manchester
05 Dec 21
£22.00 - £26.00

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RunThrough Running GP at Goodwood Motor Circuit

Chichester, West Sussex
05 Dec 21
£24.00 - £34.00
4.0

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RunThrough Chase The Moon Olympic Park 5k & 10k

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
08 Dec 21
£24.00
4.9

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5K Run FAQs

What are the most popular 5km races right now?

The 5 most popular 5k races in the last 2 weeks on findarace.com are:

How many miles is a 5k?

A 5k race is roughly 3.1miles.

What's the average time to run 5k?

The average finish time for a 5k run in the UK is roughly 33 minutes.

How long should it take to run 5k?

A 30 minute target is a popular goal for beginner 5k runners, with intermediate runners often looking for a 24-26 minute finish time and experienced or "Club" runners often gunning for a sub 20 minute 5k. For context, the fastest 5km parkrun time is 13.48 by our friend Andy Baddeley of The Running Channel.

What's a good time to run 5k?

Ultimately a good time for a 5k run is a personal thing - run it as fast as you can without injuring yourself!


How many calories does a 5k run burn?

There are lots of factors which impact this - especially weight and pace - but as a rough rule of thumb a 5k will burn 300-400 calories (approximately 100 calories per mile).

5k Charity Runs

Taking part in a 5k race is a great way to fundraise for charity. You can raise money for any charity at any 5k race that you enter on findarace.com , and we've made it easy for you to get in touch with some of the UK's most popular charities. Just select the charity you'd like to support when you make your booking and they will be in touch to help support your fundraising and training.